Category Archives: Society

Contemplation in the Shadow of a Spire – Compassion

Well done to Jane Cummings!  Jane is the new Chief Nursing Officer for England and today she launched a a new campaign aimed at reassuring the public and outlining actions to ensure the values nurses stand for are not betrayed. It … Continue reading

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  I am not someone who follows the US elections with a passion and observation of the detail.  However, I was at lunch with some colleagues this week and one of them expressed their concern at Rick Santorum, apart from … Continue reading

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The Kingdom of God in Zimbabwe

I have just returned from a week in Zimbabwe.  I have never been before and in preparation to going I heard many things about the country. In leaving I have taken with me memories of generous hospitality, of joy which passes material value … Continue reading

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Better to Light a candle than Curse the Darkness

The 28th May 2011 saw the 50th anniversary of Amnesty International.   An organisation which now consists of over 3million supporters started from Peter’s Beneson’s belief that if individuals undertook simple acts, such as writing to governments, that their joint impact … Continue reading

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Does Registration Equal Quality Care?

This week saw the publication by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) of their first 12 reports from an inspection programme which examines whether elderly people receive essential standards of care in 100 NHS hospitals throughout England.  The programme focuses on … Continue reading

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Faces in the Crowd

Over the last week our televisions have been filled with faces in crowds.  Last Friday we  saw huge numbers gather in London and line the streets of the Royal wedding route.  Whilst we may never know the exact numbers, for … Continue reading

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Morocco in a jar

I have just returned from Morocco – it was a late booked holiday – the objective was to get away from the rain and from work (I managed the first but the second seems to make use of technology to … Continue reading

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